Top 5 Technology Trends in UX Design

September 5, 2022

The goal of UX design is to make the experience better, smoother, and more pleasant for everyone. We no longer communicate and connect with people just through our phone. Our daily lives are changing as a result of smart speakers and virtual assistants that can play music for us or turn off our stove.

UX design is among the most dynamic design disciplines because we now live in a completely new world of interactivity. With increasing numbers of users, requirements, shifting needs, and responses, UX and UI designers must meet challenges and opportunities that did not previously exist—such as the development of novel interactions and relationships.

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The 5 Technology Trends

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced UX designer, you’re undoubtedly curious about some of the most popular technology trends. The following are five of the top technology trends in UX design in 2022.

1. Motion-Sensing Technology

Motion can carry the user through a series of steps that is necessary to finish a task. Visual feedback, animation, and even imagery can advance the user experience and directly guide the user’s interactions. Designers are aware that telling a story is at the heart of UX design. Motion-sensing technology has become more prevalent over the last few years. Have you ever watched an animation of a frog thinking as your screen loads? Such entertaining animations give users peace of mind by reassuring them that a task is still active.

  • The Pixel 4 has motion-sensing technology built in, which enables simple interactions such as muting an alarm or fast-forwarding to the next song.
  • Users can also interact by raising or fluttering their hands.
  • Using retinal recognition to unlock our phone is one example of such technology that we’re already using.

These new technologies are raising the bar for motion sensing. Users may eventually be able to respond to calls by twitching or raising their eyebrows from a distance of more than 50 feet. Okay, that might seem implausible, but who knows?

With motion-sensing capabilities that let users skip songs, snooze their alarms, and silence phone calls by waving their hand, the Pixel 4 was the first device to use the Soli technology. To enable the Pixel 4 to react to touchless gestures, Soli alerts the device when the user is nearby.

2. More Connected Devices

The popularity of smart devices is surging. These gadgets might range from a coffee maker to a self-driving car. Users can connect several smart devices together, gather their data, and carry out automated tasks. A UX designer can easily create wireframes or a prototype, then send them to teammates for feedback. The number of physical objects, or smart objects, that a user can turn on and frequently connect to the Internet and one another is increasing. How do these changes impact UX designers?

  • Users’ trust of smart devices will grow over time. UX professionals might need to do research to understand these changes.
  • UX designers can easily create wireframes, send a working prototype to a research participant, receive quick feedback, then make design changes. This is true for all digital applications.
  • Before examining a technology product’s ability to communicate with other smart products, designers should undoubtedly have a greater understanding of how the product functions independently.

Such things change our attitudes and behaviors toward work and the daily tasks that the connected home can impact.

3. Applications of Augmented Reality

Current technology trends include augmented reality (AR). Designers have been incorporating AR into UI designs for a while now, and this trend is anticipated to continue for many years. Designers’ better understanding of AR-driven features could make users’ interactions simpler and more accurate. AR enables close-up viewing of real-life phenomena such as ocean waves, cats chasing leaves, or children playing basketball while augmenting them digitally.

Plus, AR technologies allow app users to provide real-time feedback. The study of user behaviors such as the time they spend on particular activities, the expectations that users express, and users’ age groups is crucial when thinking about UI design for AR.

  • Snapchat’s real-time face filters are a prime example of augmented reality in user-interface design.
  • Users can create a virtual-reality avatar to represent themselves.
  • A person can use a mobile app to create real-time animations.

Plus, many shopping apps allow users to try on clothing or shoes without ever leaving their house—pretty convenient!

4. Data and Cloud Computing

Serverless computing has become more popular as cloud computing has developed. When using the serverless model, businesses can use a pay-as-you-go model. Such options are becoming more adaptable and give businesses greater control over their cloud-hosting costs. Plus, this model can provide greater stability and security by allowing users and businesses to run software without installing it. Cloud computing eliminates the issues of purchasing and maintaining hardware.

With cloud-based tools, UX designers can share their work across the majority of platforms. The cloud makes it possible for us to escape the confines of our individual workstations and encourages us to collaborate.

Now, workers can do their job from home! Plus, cloud products are available for companies of all sizes, which can reduce their operating costs and may require little technical know-how. Working in the cloud is advantageous for UX designers who choose to collaborate with a cross-functional team of developers while working from home.

5. Machine Learning and Improved Artificial Intelligence

Online shopping experiences have already incorporated artificial-intelligence (AI) and machine-learning (ML) services. What could artificial intelligence and machine learning do to enhance the user experience? Thanks to machine learning, computers can now learn without our first expressly programming them to do specific things. Collecting user data can sometimes be a difficult and morally challenging exercise for UX designers and other technology experts. But we’re now using this data to customize or personalize software according to people’s preferences without making them specify exactly what they want.

How do AI and ML impact UX designers?

  • Customers can give us permission to use their data, which makes the ethical and legal ramifications of using their data clearer.
  • It could be difficult for users to provide information about their credit history, employment history, and other pertinent documentation to a digital realtor if they want to buy a house. But integrated devices that use AI and store data in the cloud can make such tasks both easier and less repetitive.
  • Prior to using AI and ML services, complex configuration tasks were necessary to personalize or customize users’ preferences. In contrast, ML enables our devices to learn from what users do.
  • Voice interaction designers may assume greater responsibility as a result of the rise of AI and machine learning, which may reduce the need for on-screen communication and favor voice-first communication.

Wrapping Up

Many of the UX design trends I’ve described in this article will become prevalent over the next ten to fifteen years. In our rapidly changing technology landscape, it is likely that only a few aspects of UX design will remain completely unchanged. Still others will require some adaptation. No matter what, the needs of the user should always come first! UX designers will continue to create products for specific target audiences with the goal of providing the most relevant and useful user experience to them.

Your continuing to read and learn about the most recent trends in UX design and technology is a good place to start. Another way to begin expanding your skillset might be to learn about animation and motion design. Such innovations demonstrate that UX designers have vast potential. 

Content Writer and Digital Marketing at MindMajix

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Korra ShailajaAt MindMajix, an online training company, Korra is a digital-marketing professional and content writer. She is an experienced technical writer and always aspires to learning new things to grow professionally. Her expertise is in technologies such as MuleSoft Training, Dell Boomi Tutorial, Elasticsearch Course, Fortinet Course, PostgreSQL Training, Splunk, Success Factors, and Denodo.  Read More

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